As a writer, I often get files emailed to me in the format of PDF. At first, I used to copy all the text from the PDF file and copy it to Pages, and do all the reformatting, but this is very time-consuming. Especially when converting some scanned PDF files, you won't be allowed to copy and paste.
However, I do find some ways and apps that convert PDF to Pages file with intactness and good formatting. Here are 5 solutions on how to convert PDF to Pages on macOS, no matter you want to convert PDFs on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac. Also, we share extra method to convert PDF to Pages on iOS device, like iPad or iPhone if you need to.
You may have noticed there are quite a few solutions to convert a PDF to Pages directly. When you Google search, you are guided to convert PDF to Word, then Save Word as Pages, which takes time and scarifies quality.
After slogging through dozens of solutions to convert PDF to Pages, we finally pick the best one for you---PDF OCR Converter for Mac. It helps to perform the PDF-to-Pages conversion directly with least time and efforts, while with high quality retained. It works on MacBook Air, Pro or different iMac versions.
Also, you can watch the video tutorial on how to convert PDF to Pages
No worry on conversion quality, this PDF OCR converter steals nothing from your file, all the information, layout, images, tables, formatting will be kept as your original file. That's it, several clicks and wait for several seconds, you will get your PDF in Pages format, and you will be able to edit the Pages file on your iPad or Mac anytime, anywhere.
Since Preview is the macOS utility tool to view, edit and manage PDF files, can users convert PDF to Pages on Mac for free using Preview?
The answer is, but only by copying and pasting, and this may lead to format loss.
You can also make full use of online free tools to convert PDF to Pages. Here we recommend to use CleverPDF or hipdf, also, these 2 online free PDF to Pages converters are the only 2 online free tools to save a PDF as Pages format directly, without doing 2 conversions (PDF to Word, Word to Pages).
It offers online free services to create, convert, protect, unlock, compress and organize PDF files. Its PDF Converter helps to convert native PDFs to Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and image formats. It supports batch convert PDF to Pages format.
Limitations of CleverPDF PDF to Pages Converter
An online free PDF to Pages converter to batch export PDFs as Pages format, it works on native PDFs only too.
Limitations of HiPDF PDF to Pages Converter
You may wonder if we can convert PDF to Pages by opening PDF in Pages since it is the application comes free with macOS bundle.
The answer is YES, and in fact, opening PDF in Pages is a smart trick to do the PDF to Pages conversion without a converter. But, with this method, the PDF imported to Pages can be only saved in image format. In other words, Mac Pages allows users to open and insert PDF to Pages, but the imported PDF files are not editable in Pages. If you feel all right, continue to get this trick.
Since iWork Pages cannot open PDF directly, you will need to open an existing Pages file, then insert the PDF file to Pages.
Notes: If you want to edit PDF in Pages, you will need a professional PDF to Pages converter, or have a try on above-mentioned solutions.
You may use Pages on iPhone or iPad more frequently, since iOS devices are more portable. Then how to convert PDF to Pages on iOS devices? You will need a PDF to Pages application for iOS. Let’s say Lighten PDF to Pages for iOS.
Lighten PDF to Pages for iOS is a lightweight app to turn native PDFs into iWork Pages on iPhone and iPad, it is priced at $1.99. Users are allowed to upload PDF from iCloud, Dropbox, Email or other places for Pages conversion, then share the Pages to iCloud, Dropbox or just keep it in the app.
To convert PDF to Pages on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac, you can choose free or paid tools. But a professional PDF converter app is always highly recommended when you need high quality conversion and want to convert scanned PDF to Pages document.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.
There was a way to change PDF to pages with the help of Adobe(I am a Adobe user)! Thanks, but is there any better way to improve the file quality using this method?
Way to go on this essya, helped a ton.
I usually use Pages to edit document, but I always receive many PDF file from other people. I need a good PDF to Pages converter. This article provides a good solution. Thank you!!!